The Secret to Glorifying God

Looking at others around me, it’s easy for me to assume they’re God-glorifying because of what great people they are. Sometimes I want to ask, “what’s you’re secret?”

As for me, I don’t feel like I’m good at glorifying God.

“This has me so ugghhh,” I complain to a friend. What I wish I said (and thought) was “praise the Lord.”

“Did you hear about so and so?” I ask someone. I wish I hadn’t said a thing because it didn’t need to be said.

“I think…” I offer, without anyone asking. Fools prove their foolishness when speaking without knowledge.

When it comes down to it, I want to share God’s glory. But I fail, a lot.

There is good news for me (and the people God’s placed in my life.) God’s glory doesn’t depend on my delivery, my evidence, or my performance.

I’m not lacking any special secret power needed to share about Jesus. And neither are you.

Paul shared the secret long ago.

“This is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.” –Colossians 1:27

Here’s what Christ living in you means for sharing His glory:

  • “You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you.” –Romans 8:9
  • “The Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” –2 Corinthians 3:18
  • “The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” –Galatians 5:22-23
  • “God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.” –1 Corinthians 12:6
More than any tactic, personality, or testimony, what we need to share God’s glory is God living in us. Click To Tweet

If we belong to Him through faith in Christ, then God says: “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” –Romans 8:16

The pressure’s off. God’s got His glory covered.

My prayer is that we’ll make the assurance of sharing His glory the worst-kept secret ever.

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2 Replies to “The Secret to Glorifying God

  1. Loved this post! We all fall short of doing our part to share God’s glory. This sentence says it all, however: “The pressure’s off. God’s got His glory covered.”

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